Preventing Breast Cancer

Sunday, September 5, 2010 0 comments

Talk about breast cancer will never-ending, please read the following articles may be useful.
Month in October is designated as a 'Month of Breast Cancer' seems a good time to reflect on the impact and prevention of the dreaded disease many women.

Several years ago, experts thought that breast cancer is a disease that can not actually be prevented. But now researchers have a lot to know how to prevent it, or at least reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Some attempts to minimize the risk of developing breast cancer can be done medically or naturally (alternative therapies).

Medically ;

1. Breast cancer prevention drug

Women with high risk, that is a survivor of breast cancer or who at least have blood relations with people with cancer (mother or sister), can get the therapy 'Tamoxifen', which works by blocking the effects of estrogen trigger tumors.

Mastectomy before cancer attack

For women from families with high genetic risk, there is a mastectomy for breast cancer prevention. It is a radical approach, but most succeed. Mastectomy breast tissue is lifted, but not entirely, so that the occurrence of cancer, the possibility still exists.

Prevention naturally include ;

1. Regular physical exercise

Research shows that in line with increased activity, the risk of breast cancer will be reduced.The Physical exercise lowers estrogen levels produced by the body so that it can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Reduce Fat

Some research suggests that low-fat diet help prevent breast cancer. However, recent research states that more important is the type of fat and not the amount of fat consumed.

Type of fat that trigger breast cancer is the saturated fat in meat, butter, foods that contain full-cream milk (whole-milk dairy foods) and fatty acids in margarine, which can raise levels of estrogen in the blood.

While this type of fat that helps prevent breast cancer is the unsaturated fats in olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids in fish, Salmon and other cold water fish.

3. Do not cook meat overcooked

The way you cook the meat will affect breast cancer risk. Meats are cooked / baked produce carcinogenic compounds (amino heterocyclic). The longer cooked, the more of these compounds are formed. Heterocyclic Amino most numerous in the outer layer of grilled meat (skin) charred and black.

4. Consumption of Fruit and Vegetable

More and more fruits and vegetables that are eaten, the less risk for all cancers, including breast cancer. Foods from plants containing a high anti-oxidant, including vitamin A, C, E and the mineral selenium, which can prevent cell damage that could be the cause of cancer.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) recommends to consume fruits and vegetables at least 5 (five) times a day. But to avoid fruits and vegetables that contain lots of fat, like fried potatoes or pie with banana cream.

Consumption of Anti-Oxidant Supplements

Supplements can not replace fruits and vegetables, but an anti-oxidant formula may be a food additive that can prevent breast cancer.

Consumption of fibrous foods

Besides functioning as anti-oxidants, fruits and vegetables also contain lots of fiber. Fibrous foods will bind the estrogen in the digestive tract, so the levels in the blood is reduced.

Consumption of foods containing soy / Protein

Foods derived from soy contains plant estrogens (Phy-estrogen). Like 'Tamoxifen', this compound similar to estrogen the body, but weaker. Phy-estrogen bound receptor on the cell body similar to estrogen, tie out of breast cells thus reducing the effects of breast cancer triggers.

In addition to blocking estrogen receptor cells of the body to achieve, food berkedelai also accelerate spending from the body's estrogen.

Consumption of Nuts

In addition to the soybean, Phy-estrogen also occurs in other types of nuts.

Stay away from Alcohol

Many researches show that the more alcohol consumed, the risk of breast cancer are increasing rapidly due to alcohol raise levels of estrogen in the blood.

Control your weight

Weight gain every pound of after age 18 years will increase the risk of breast cancer. This is because in line with the increase in body fat, it triggers the hormone estrogen as breast cancer in the blood will increase.

11. Hindari Xeno-Estrogens

Xeno-estrogen means estrogen that come from outside the body. Women taking estrogen from outside the body, especially that derived from hormone residues in meat contained estrogenic and estrogenic pesitisida residues. Suspected xeno-estrogens may increase blood levels of estrogen thereby increasing the risk of breast cancer.

The best way to avoid xeno-estrogen is to reduce consumption of meat, poultry (chickens, ducks) and dairy products (whole-milk dairy products).
But you need not worry about eating lots of fruits and vegetables, because the effects of anti-oxidants and fiber content of more than pestisidanya residual effects.

12. Bask in the sun

The increasing incidence of skin cancer (Malignant Melanoma) make us afraid of sunlight. But a little sunlight can help prevent breast cancer, because at the time of the sun on the skin, the body make vitamin D. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium breast tissue thereby reducing the risk of breast cancer.

To be able to get the sun for 20 minutes / day, it is advisable to walk in the sun in the afternoon or evening. But if you want to get calcium or vitamin D from sunshine, you can try to consume food supplements.

13. No Smoking


For reasons that remain unclear, breast-feeding associated with reduced risk of breast cancer before menopause.

15. Consider Before Doing HRT

There are several good reasons to do HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) after menopause, which is to reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. But HRT increases breast cancer risk.

Discuss with your doctor and consider the risks which may arise, since most women's higher risk for heart disease than breast cancer. Finally, one more thing that can affect breast cancer risk is the stress.

Medical literature states that stress can increase the risk of breast cancer. But research on this subject is still controversial. But it never hurts to start how to overcome stress in your life through meditation, yoga, tai chi, gardening or other leisure activities.


Urine Predicted to be a Source of Future Energy

Thursday, September 2, 2010 0 comments

Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas are the main source of energy which is owned today. But these sources cause pollution and will be exhausted soon. Now, urine (urine) was developed to be a source of energy.

Scientists are developing a urine as non-polluting energy sources and will not be discharged. Researchers from the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) University of Bristol are studying the urine to be used as a microbial fuel cell or a Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC), which can be used as producers of energy without causing pollution.

"Urine is chemically very active, many containing nitrogen, urea, chloride, potassium and bilirubin. This will be an excellent fuel for microbial fuel cells," said Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos, leader of the study, as reported by Medindia, Wednesday

To investigate this energy, researchers have spent more than three years in developing a robot called EcoBot-III. This robot contains a number of microbial fuel cells and using waste materials like dead flies and waste water (urine) to run it.

If the development of microbial fuel cells using microorganisms to convert chemical energy into electrical energy, then how the urine was going to be like that.

According to Dr Ieropoulos, for the time being the amount of energy produced by microbial fuel cells is still very low. Researchers aim to get microbial fuel cell stacks to increase the amount of energy produced.

Researchers plan to collaborate with a company waterless urinals for the project. And Dr Ieropoulos hoped that this research will help change the way people think about energy and human waste.

The Blue is Best Colour to Protect Body from Ultraviolet

Friday, August 27, 2010 0 comments
Scientists discovered the blue cotton fabric provides the best protection against ultraviolet rays from the sun. While the yellow cotton fabric provides the worst protection against ultraviolet rays.

Quoted from GeniusBeauty, Thursday (8/26/2010) Scientists from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia has discovered what color is best to protect thIf the skin continually exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun, then in a period of time can cause effects on the skin of one of them is skin burns.

This is caused by ultraviolet rays can kill cells that function to produce new skin cells. To correct this condition, the blood vessels going to work harder so that your skin becomes red.

For that the scientists recommend the public to be more frequent use of clothing that has the color of 'sun proof' that is the color blue, especially if the weather is hot.e body from ultraviolet light, ie blue.

In that study, the researchers conducted an analysis of the nature of the protection of the three primary colors, namely red, blue and yellow. This research uses a software program and then perform analysis to determine how a particular color cotton fabric can absorb ultraviolet light.

Color of cloth or clothing that is used is one important factor in determining how well the clothing can protect the body from ultraviolet radiation. This is usually determined based on the wavelength that can be absorbed by the color.

If the skin continually exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun, then in a period of time can cause effects on the skin of one of them is skin burns.

This is caused by ultraviolet rays can kill cells that function to produce new skin cells. To correct this condition, the blood vessels going to work harder so that your skin becomes red.

For that the scientists recommend the public to be more frequent use of clothing that has the color of 'sun proof' that is the color blue, especially if the weather is hot.

Tea in a Bottle Fewer Antioxidant Compounds

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 0 comments

Tea has antioxidant polyphenol compounds are well-
for health. But the researchers found in bottled tea contains polyphenols, which is less than a homemade tea.
The report outlined the scientists in the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) revealed that the tea in a bottle has a low polyphenol content.
Exemplified a person should consume 20 tea in a bottle to get the same amount of polyphenols with a cup of tea.

"The consumer understands well about the concept of the health benefits of consuming tea or other tea products. But there was a large gap on the perception of the actual amount of the polyphenol content in healthy," said Li Shiming, PhD, who conducted research with Professor Chi-Tang Ho and colleagues, as quoted from Health24, Tuesday (08/24/2010).

Li added that in addition to low polifenolnya content, tea in bottles is usually added to other substances including large amounts of sugar and calories. Though many people are actually avoiding excessive sugar intake.

In his research, Li measures the amount of some types of tea polyphenols in a bottle sold in the community, and obtained a small amount of polyphenol content. This polyphenol measurement using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Polyphenols are a group of compounds that enter the natural antioxidants and are known to be as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and protects the body from free radicals.
"Polyphenol compounds have a bitter taste, hence to reduce the bitter taste usually reduces the number of producers polifenolnya and add sugar," said Li.

Also the way of tea brewing, storage and tea-making process itself also affects polyphenol content contained therein. If the tea bag in too long in hot water can also reduce or eliminate the content of polyphenols.

Black tea should be brewed with hot water with temperatures of 90-95 degrees Celsius for 3-5 minutes to achieve good taste and high antioxidant levels.

Oolong tea brewed with water with temperatures of 90-100 degrees Celsius for 1-3 minutes. While green tea at a temperature of 60-80 degrees Celsius for 1-2 minutes.

Damage to eyes if not using Sunglasses


Living in tropical areas like Indonesia should have a habit to always wear sunglasses when the sun was blazing. Sunglasses powerful enough to protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation. These rays can be very damaging, even if on the subject in a short time.

Quoted from HealthDay, Tuesday (08/24/2010), the risk of short-term damage that could be prevented with sunglasses include burning eyes (photokeratitis). This damage is characterized by inflammation of the cornea, which if left unchecked can cause cell death in that section.

Such inflammation can also occur on the conjunctiva, the white part of the eye. Although extremely painful, inflammation in both parts of it can still be easy to heal.

While for the long term, damage from ultraviolet rays can accumulate and cause more serious disorders. Among these are as follows:

Is an abnormal growth on the conjunctiva or the white part of the eye, which can be caused by too much sunlight. This abnormal growth will damage the cornea, thus disturbing visions.

There is no other way to solve this problem except with surgery. IBHS still leaves a chance of recurrence, because that is damaged conjunctival basically difficult to regenerate.

In patients with cataracts, color lenses that turned into a turbid translucent so that light entering the block. Ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun are thought one of the main causes of this disorder.

Setbacks function of the macula (macular degeneration)
Ultraviolet rays can also damage the retina, which is a thin layer on the back of the eye that serves to catch the light. The damage also affects the macula functions, namely the center of the retina as well as central vision.

Surface of the eye could esophageal melanoma, a type of cancer caused by ultraviolet rays that require surgery to fix them. Whereas in the eyelids, is also at risk of sunlight causes basal cell carcinoma.

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